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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

May 18 News

World:

  • A 576 MW offshore wind farm costing €2 billion, called Gwynt y Môr,  is now under construction off North Wales by RWE npower renewables, with the first of 160 turbines in place. Each turbine takes about 24 hours to install, and has a capacity of 3.6 MW. [reNews]
  • E.ON SE has made its first significant move in Germany’s decentralized power market by agreeing to build four combined heat and power units for retailer Metro AG. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Germany will provide €1 billion of assistance to India to develop green corridors to link power generated from renewable sources like wind and solar energy into the national grid. [Hindustan Times]

US:

  • General Motors is the first automaker to join a growing group of businesses calling for a US policy action on climate change. [ceres.org]
  • The Electric Reliability Council of Texas reports that electric generation from solar and wind is continuing to grow there. Wind power continues to provide over 95% of renewable power, but solar is had a 265% increase from 2011 to 2012. [North American Windpower]
  • A federal court judge has set a hearing date for early June in Entergy Vermont Yankee’s latest legal challenge against Vermont. Entergy sued, claiming state regulators have delayed approval of a backup emergency diesel generator. [Rutland Herald]

 

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